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A protein helps bacteria resist drugs by mimicking DNA

A protein helps bacteria resist drugs by mimicking DNA

26.01.2021
Research by Prof. Jonathan Heddle from the JU Małopolska Centre of Biotechnology promises to shed more light on processes whereby bacteria are able to resist drugs and may ultimately contribute to the development of new treatments for bacterial diseases. Its results have recently been published in the latest issue of the international journal Nucleic Acids Research.
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Auschwitz-Birkenau liberation commemorated at the Jagiellonian University

Auschwitz-Birkenau liberation commemorated at the Jagiellonian University

25.01.2021
‘The academic community is obliged to pass on the memory of these tragic events to future generations. What makes our mission even more important is the fact each year there are fewer and fewer living eyewitnesses of these events. This makes us guardians of memory, responsible for preserving it, both for the sake of memory itself and for the generations to come’, said JU Rector Prof. Jacek Popiel in a speech opening the annual meeting devoted to the liberation of the Auschiwtz-Birkenau concentration camp.
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JU Department of Molecular Biophysics researchers published in <em>Chemical Reviews</em>

JU Department of Molecular Biophysics researchers published in Chemical Reviews

25.01.2021
The journal Chemical Reviews has published an article co-authored by researchers from the Faculty of Biochemistry, Biophysics and Biotechnology – Dr hab. Marcin Sarewicz, Dr Sebastian Pintscher, Dr Rafał Pietras, Dr Arkadiusz Borek, Dr Łukasz Bujnowicz and Prof. Artur Osyczka.
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Is facial symmetry a sign of good health?

Is facial symmetry a sign of good health?

22.01.2021
Research suggests that people with more symmetric faces are perceived as more attractive, have better developed immune system, and are more resistant to upper respiratory tract infections. What are the reasons for and the implications of this relationship? Dr hab. Urszula Marcinkowska Trimboli from the JU MC Institute of Public Health will shed some light on this issue.
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Teaching and learning arrangements in the spring semester 2020/2021

Teaching and learning arrangements in the spring semester 2020/2021

18.01.2021
On 13 January 2021, JU Rector Prof. Jacek Popiel has issued an ordinance concerning the teaching and learning arrangements in the spring semester of the academic year 2020/2021 (excluding JU Medical College). According to the document, these arrangements are subject to change in case of any new developments in the epidemiological situation.
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Professor Candan Badem comes to Kraków as the first SAR fellow in Poland

Professor Candan Badem comes to Kraków as the first SAR fellow in Poland

12.01.2021
The Villa Decius Institute for Culture in cooperation with the Jagiellonian University started the implementation of the Residence Programme within the framework of the international network Scholars at Risk (SAR). At the beginning of December 2020, the Villa Decius Institute accepted the first SAR scholarship holder in Poland - Prof. Candan Badem - a distinguished Turkish historian who has suffered repressions in recent years due to a wave of layoffs at universities in Turkey.
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Prof. Jan Potempa awarded the honorary doctorate of the University of Amsterdam

Prof. Jan Potempa awarded the honorary doctorate of the University of Amsterdam

08.01.2021
On 8 January 2020, the honorary doctorate of the University of Amsterdam (UvA) was awarded to Prof. Jan Potempa, the internationally distinguished biochemist and microbiologist from the Jagiellonian University Faculty of Biochemistry, Biophysics and Biotechnology., in recognition of his ground-breaking research into the ability of oral bacteria to break down the blood-brain barrier and their role in the development of Alzheimer's disease.
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